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Seodaemun Prison was used to intern Korean patriots during the Japanese occupation. Until the Liberation of Korea on August 15, 1945, it was known as a clandestine mecca for the anti-Japanese resistance fighters, where they were tortured and executed. The Seodaemun Prison History Hall opened in November 1998 in Seodaemun Independence Park to commemorate the patriots who sacrificed their lives in the fight for Korean independence during the Japanese occupation. It consists of a historic exhibition hall, a central prison, jail cells, a hospital, the patriot memorial, an execution room, a tunnel through which corpses were carried, a watchtower, and a basement jail cell where the female patriot, Yu Gwansun, was tortured and killed.